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Nails In My Feet  Crowded House

My life is a h[Am]ouse
you crawl through the w[Bdim]indow
slip [E]across the floor and into the reception [Am]room
you enter the p[Am]lace of endless [Bdim]persuasion
like a [E]knock on the door
when there's ten or more things to [Am]do
Who is that cal[C]ling? [F]      [Em]      [G]
you my companio[C]n     [F]      [Em]      [G]
run to the wate[C]r on a b[F]urning b[E]each
and it [Am]brings me r[E]elief
Pass through the walls
to find my intentions
circle 'round in a strange, hypnotic state
I look into space
there is no connection
a million points of light
and a conversation I can't face

Cast me off one day
to lose my inhibition
sit like a lap dog on a matron's knee
wear the [Am]nails on your f[E]eet  [Am]     [E]

I woke up the house
stumbled in sideways
the lights went on and everybody screamed "Surprise!"
the savage review
it left me gasping
but it warms my heart to see that you can do it too

Total surrender
your touch is so tender
your skin is like wat[C]er on a [F]burning b[G]each
and it brings me reli[C]ef   [F]    [Em]     [G]

Like a night in your [C]mind [F]    [G]
it brings me relief

in the back door
under the stars
and the scenery is my floor
in the back room
under the stars
and the scenery is my floor

Bdim x2343x
(I actually prefer Bm7b5 because it's easier to finger: x2323x)

The C F Em G progression on the chorus can be substituted with
C C/F C/E G for an interesting-sounding variation.

C/F 132010 (just an open C with F as the root)
C/E 032010 (likewise, you include the low E)

Lyrics courtesy of Crowded House/Tongue in the Mail:

Ming Koh

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